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Mental health and labour market participation among young adults

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Mattila-Holappa P. Mental health and labour market participation among young. Studies in social security and health 152, 2018. http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2018082934286.

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Mental health and labour market participation among young adults

  1. 1. Mental health and labour market participation among young adults (Nuorten aikuisten mielenterveys ja työmarkkinoille osallistuminen) Pauliina Mattila-Holappa Studies in social security and health URI-osoite: http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi-fe2018082934286
  2. 2. Mental health and labour market participation among young adults • Mental disorders are the leading cause of work disability among young adults in Finland. • This study examined the background of young adults who were granted temporary work disability pension due to mental disorders in Finland in 2008, their clinical profile, the interventions targeted at them, and employment outcomes. • The most common diagnoses were depressive disorders (39%), psychotic disorders (34%), and mania or bipolar disorder (14%). • Half of the non-student young adults had received work-oriented interventions or had them in their treatment and rehabilitation plan. Forty per cent had received psychotherapy or had a plan for it.
  3. 3. Mental health and labour market participation among young adults • A total of 22% of the sample were employed at the end of the 5.6- year follow-up, whereas 48% had been employed at some time during this period. • Stable employment is most likely after a combination of psychotherapeutic and work- oriented support. Employment status of young adults at end of 5-year follow-up period (%). 45 22 16.9 14.2 1.9 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Full-time disability pension Employed Other benefits Unknown, includes students Part-time disability pension

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